What Happened on December 26, 1984

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker, born in Sterzing, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Gösta Jonsson, Swedish saxophonist, accordion player and band leader, dies at 69
  • Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, English race walker (Olympic bronze 50k 1952; oldest Olympic medal-winning athlete; 48 years and 115 days), dies at 84
1984 Highlights

About December 26, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid